We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021

We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary 2021

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Pub date
Fourth Estate
A4 156x216mm
128 pages
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Book Overview

A beautiful hardback, elastic hinged desk diary with a week to a view alongside an inspiring and powerful quote or a photograph of Chimamanda and a brand-new introduction from her.

‘We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.’

‘Not one day longer.’
This year, with some words of wisdom to inspire you, you will walk tall. Make 2021 your biggest year yet, with this beautifully designed hardback diary filled with some of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most inspirational quotes.

From her award-winning novels like Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, to her stirring calls to arms We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, from her countless magazine covers, her work with Beyoncé and sharing the stage with Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most defining and stirring voices of our time – a truly modern icon. Now, each day, Adichie will inspire you to stand up and be heard.

Start your year off on the right foot and be inspired to be exactly who you want to be in 2021.
After all, as Chimamanda says: ‘It’s not your job to be likeable. It’s your job to be yourself.’

About the author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; and acclaimed story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Americanah, was published around the world in 2013, received numerous awards and was named one of New York Times Ten Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.


  • Praise for Chimamanda:
  • ‘Take note world. When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells you to listen, you listen.’ Stylist
  • ‘Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.’ Chinua Achebe
  • ‘Her writing is clear-eyed and fresh, her characters simply drawn…Adichie writes with a cool detachment that allows her to plunder grief and stereotype to brilliant effect.’ Times
  • ‘Adichie is a skilled storyteller with a fluid, straightforward style and while some of the stories feel constrained by their length, the majority are perfectly balanced.’ Observer
  • ‘I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate – and we, her readers, are even luckier.’ Edmund White
  • ‘A tour de force … The artistry with which Adichie keeps her story moving, while animating the complex anxieties in which the characters live and work, is hugely impressive.’ Mail on Sunday